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Autonomous Robotic Intelligent Systems MSc

Autonomous Robotic Intelligent Systems MSc

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Study mode

Full time


12 months

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Expert Systems

Course type


Course Summary

Why this course?

Our Masters in Autonomous Robotic Intelligent Systems is designed to provide a wide-ranging background in autonomous technologies that can be applied in a variety of disciplines.

The course focuses on state-of-the-art technologies for autonomous control and machine learning with applications in robotics, sensor networks, big data analytics, and autonomous agents.

Emphasis is given to topics that support a new emerging generation of self-sustaining and intelligent devices created for the Internet of Things, Ubiquitous Computing, and Industry 4.0 environments.

The MSc is delivered jointly by the Departments of Electronic & Electrical Engineering, and Design, Manufacture & Engineering Management.

This ensures you have access to academic leaders in the fields of machine learning, autonomous systems, digital manufacturing and design engineering.

What you’ll study

You’ll take two semesters of compulsory and optional taught classes. These are followed by a three-month research project in your chosen area. Opportunities exist to do the project through the departments' competitive MSc industrial internships.

The internships are offered in collaboration with selected department industry partners. You’ll address real-world engineering challenges facing the partner, with site visits, access and provision of relevant technical data and/or facilities provided, along with an industry mentor and academic supervisor.

In addition, to traditional technologies related to robotics, embedded systems, design and control, you'll be exposed to system-level design methods and state-of-the-art theory behind some of the newest and most promising fields of artificial intelligence.

Applications include autonomous mobile systems, digital manufacturing, Big Data analytics, Internet of things device engineering, and artificial intelligence programming.


A variety of assessment techniques are used throughout the course. Each module has a combination of written assignments, individual and group reports, oral presentations, practical lab work and, where appropriate, an end-of-term exam.


This module introduces design techniques and mechatronic systems at an advanced level in order to enable students to understand the application of advanced design techniques and development platforms for modern products and engineering systems. It provides opportunities for students to develop technology-focused products/systems by using the state-of-the-art hardware platforms and industry-standard software development tools within the class environment. The module covers: Mechatronic system design process (including Product/system design specifications (PDS), concept generation and selection, mechatronic system design and flow chart diagrams); Sensing and actuation (including sensing theory, sensor selection, drive design and motor control); Control systems (understanding and applying control theory in a mechatronic system design); Hardware and software design (including software design basics, algorithm and code design, programming tools and software engineering principles); Prototyping and evaluation (prototyping methods and tools including rapid prototyping and computer modelling).

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

A first or good second-class UK Honours degree or equivalent overseas qualification in electronic, electrical, communications or design manufacture engineering, or a science-related subject from a recognised academic institution.

University information

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